Nachel Konemann

Nachel Konemann is starting her fifth year of teaching and her first year at Strickland Middle School in Denton, TX. Ms. Konemann holds a Master of Music Education from Texas Tech University. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, listening to podcasts, reading, traveling, and watching HGTV.
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The Millennial Assistant

Posted by Nachel Konemann on Feb 13, 2018 3:54:00 PM

Transitioning to my current position as head director forced me to face a new realization: I would be working with an assistant. Recalling my own experiences as a Millennial Assistant, made me begin to ponder about the kind of head director I want to be.

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Topics: In The Classroom

Peer Pressure and the Power of Stickers

Posted by Nachel Konemann on Nov 18, 2017 8:29:00 AM

Move faster, learn more, and make it fun!

Just like many other band programs in Texas, my students have specific objectives they have to complete each nine-weeks. On my band objective cards I have in bold lettering “Only the band director can pass off objectives!” At my school however, I am the only band director so the 1 to 143 teacher-to-student ratio means it can take a long time to get through even one objective.

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Topics: In The Classroom, Student Motivation, Teaching Tips

The Fixer-Upper Band Hall

Posted by Nachel Konemann on Aug 22, 2017 9:37:00 AM

If you are anything like me, you are obsessed with HGTV shows such as Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop where people purchase a home and spend the next two months turning the house over for a profit or creating a beautiful home for a lovely family.

When I took a new band director position this past spring, I inherited a “fixer upper” band hall. Over the summer, I spent my days “flipping” my band hall to prepare for the upcoming school year.

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Topics: DIY, In The Classroom, Organization, Back to School, Band Hall

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